It’s just two weeks until the second annual StoryTown, a family writing festival in Corsham, Wiltshire. Across the weekend of 18th-20th October, there will be over 30 events for writers of all ages and persuasions. We’ve got something for digital writers, families of writers, writers interested in history or experimenting with hand printing, poets, writing educators and more.
We are delighted to be collaborating with Corsham Town Council and the whole community of Corsham to bring this event to life. StoryTown is more than just a festival – it’s a celebration of storytelling in all its forms. To enable as many people as possible to take part, most of the events are free! Some events need to be booked in advance so take a look at the programme before you drop in.
One such free event is the Paper Nations session, ‘Writing Creative Project Proposals’, led by our creative producer, Lucy Sweetman, who is a Senior Creative Writing Lecturer at Bath Spa University. This session is for writing workshop leaders, educators, and people looking to create a writing project or initiative, and is based on The Writer’s Cycle, a tool that enables writer-facilitators to design effective creative writing initiatives. Read more details on our calendar entry and book now by emailing .
This year Paper Nations has also teamed up with Corsham Town Council to bring you Corsham Stories. Every town has tales to tell and, this year, StoryTown sees a series of events and activities that will celebrate just that. Whether it’s inter-generational story-sharing, taking the time to tell us why you love where you live, reminiscing on paper, or on film, learning about the places you pass every day, or just writing a postcard, we want to know Your Corsham Stories. Look out for the events in the programme that will capture Corsham’s character – and its characters – so we can build an archive for future generations. After the festival, we’ll reveal more information about a new commission and how you can get involved with the Your Corsham Stories Beacon project in 2020.
Read the full programme and the history of StoryTown, here: https://daretowrite.org/atlas/destinations/corsham/storytown/.
See you there!